Some 12 members of the Executive Bureau left Yaounde on Thursday, January 29, 2015, to see the situation on the field created by Boko Haram attacks.
The Union des Populations du Cameroun (UPC) party has expressed its determination to be a frontline actor in the mobilisation of all shades of opinion or political ideology against cross-border incursions by the nebulous sect, Boko Haram. A delegation of 12 members of the party’s Executive Bureau set sail for the Far North Region yesterday, January 29, 2015.
Speaking to Cameroon Tribune shortly before departure, the Executive Secretary of the UPC party, Basile Louka, explained that the purpose of the trip was to assure the Cameroonian Armed Forces of their total support and acknowledgement of their bravery in repelling incessant attacks from armed groups belonging to the criminal sect, Boko Haram. “Our first stop will be in the city of Maroua where we intend to meet military, municipal, traditional and administrative authorities in order to get the pulse of the battlefront. We will see how close we can get to the soldiers to express our support,” disclosed Basile Louka.
Members of the UPC delegation that left Yaounde yesterday, were also aware of the ordeal experienced by an increasing population of the divisions bordering neighbouring Nigeria. UPC’s Executive Secretary stated that the UPC delegation will show solidarity with the population in the affected areas and reassure them of the constant worry by other Cameroonians about their well-being. The tens of thousands of refugees from Nigeria inhabiting the camps dotting the border areas, will not be left out as the UPC delegation will visit some of the refugee camps to express Cameroonians’ sympathy as well as hope that the Boko Haram threat will soon be eliminated for them to return to their homes and loved ones.
Source : Cameroon Tribune